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Our Podcast - On The Vine

On The Vine is an exciting new podcast exploring the world of wine, delving into the stories and passions of people who love wine. Brought to you by Ben Franks, founder of Novel Wines, and Yaz Cooke.

If you want to get involved with the On The Vine cast's "Ask The Expert" feature then you can tweet us @NovelWines, send us a message on Facebook or email the team. We can't wait to hear from you!

Lockdown Specials (2020):

Lockdown Specials were recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown. We decided to do something different, video-recording a chat with someone from the wine trade and a foodie each episode. Enjoy!

Episode 2 - Cider Is Wine and the Trethowan Bros

In this episode we're joined by Alistair Morrell from Cider Is Wine and the Trethowan Bros behind the award-winning Pitchfork Cheddar. 

Episode 1 - Aldwick Estate and Taste of Bath

In this episode we speak to Sandy Luck, owner of Aldwick Estate in Somerset, and Helen Rich, founder of Taste of Bath, about why Somerset is so great for food and drink.

Series One (2019-20):

Special Episode - World-class winemaker Endre Demeter

In our very special show to round-off series one, guest host Paul Philpott from Fresh Air Studios interviews Dr Endre Demeter, owner and winemaker at Demetervin, one of Tokaj's best wineries.

Episode 6 - Georgian Wines with Danilo di Salvo

In our final episode the team are joined by Danilo di Salvo, owner and wine buyer at gVino, an innovative UK importer specialising in Georgian wines.

Episode 5 - Taste of Bath with Helen Rich

In our penultimate episode of series one, the team catches up with Taste of Bath entrepreneur and local food purveyor Helen to chat about the best of Bath's culinary scene.

Episode 4 - Digital in Drinks with Jon Reay

What opportunities does digital offer for wine? In this episode we talk to Jon Reay, founder of Rewrite Digital, about digital trends and good wine.

Episode 3 - Events with Emma Samways

In episode 3 of On The Vine we talk about planning the perfect event and picking the best wines with events specialist Emma Samways.

Episode 2 - Chocolate with Tracy Chapman

In this episode, the team meet Tracy Chapman, founder of Chocolate Voyage and a certified master chocolate taster!

Episode 1 - Travel with Elena Whitehead

In our very first episode, we meet Elena, the new Novel Wines recruit, to chat all things wine and travel.